Healdsburg is undergoing a deliberate soul-searching exercise as it struggles with the tension between tourism, the needs of local residents and the town’s future direction.
The Healdsburg City Council on Monday unanimously approved a controversial application for a flight school at the municipal airport, despite the concerns of neighboring residents worried about increased noise, pollution and the possibility of aviation accidents.
Healdsburg Mayor Susan Jones said it’s a ‘no-brainer’ to keep people with criminal records from obtaining guns, and she’s one of more than 1,000 mayors urging Congress to require background checks for online gun purchases.
Spider webbing and alligator hide aren’t just found in the animal kingdom. In Healdsburg, city engineers use those terms to describe the cracks and patterns in some of the town’s most deteriorated streets.
Straying from its usual practice of sticking to local issues, the Healdsburg City Council on Monday adopted a resolution supporting the reinstatement of a federal assault weapons ban.